Opinion

Recalling Ambode’s Legacies In Lagos, By Odion Omonfoman

On May 29, 2015, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode was sworn in as the executive governor of Lagos State. During his tenure as the 5th democratically elected governor of Lagos State, which ended on May 28th, 2019, the Akinwunmi Ambode administration left many legacies of its own and also continued with the…
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Opinion

The Day Botswana Stopped Being An African Country, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

Africa and Africans need to be reminded that it is one continent that should be most seized by the idea of human dignity, given its sordid history of victimisation of its denizens by others. Africans should always be less eager to choose the African over the human, a lesson that…
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Columns

Dynasties In Nigeria’s Democracy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If my knowledge of history serves me well, were nepotism and sectionalism not reasons adduced to sack our First Republic politicians from office? Why has it now been somewhat dangerously ‘institutionalised’ without anyone talking? Truly, we do not place high premium on values and integrity anymore as a people and…
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Opinion

Nigerian States: Applying Security Solutions To What Are Economic Problems, By Umar Yakubu

The Nigeria Police and Army cannot provide jobs. These should be the main focus of governors. So all the support these security agencies provide through Operation Puff Adder, Harbin Kunama, Sharan Daji, Snake in the Monkey Shadow, Cliff-Hanger won’t do much as long as state governors do not address the…
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Opinion

Dear Mr. Tonye Cole: Thank You For Standing Up For Respect, By Olaokun Soyinka

Mr. Tonye Cole Seat 1A Air Peace Abuja – Los c/o Instagram via Twitter Dear Mr. Cole, I am writing to thank you for standing up for my father, and for respect. You ignited a social media storm that appears to have had even more impact on aviation matters than…
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Opinion

The Destitution of Mine Workers: Creating Another Zamfara Out of Kebbi State?, By Y.Z. Ya’u

Government and police are creating a similar situation that snowballed into the violence that we see in Zamfara State today. There is peace today in Kebbi State but gradually when the goats and chickens are exhausted, many of those youth, if they do not get back their jobs, will begin…
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Opinion

Gbajabiamila: The Speaking Speaker At 57, By Olanrewaju Smart

Fifty-seven years ago, precisely on June 25, 1962, a star, a man of high intellect, a repository of legislative knowledge in person of Rt. Hon. Femi Hakeem Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was born. Gbaja, as he is called by friends, associates and well-wishers, is a man…
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